[CentOS] help with script

Mark Snyder mark at jmktdis.com
Mon Nov 5 16:37:41 UTC 2007

Mark Snyder wrote:
> Garrick Staples wrote:
>> On Fri, Nov 02, 2007 at 04:39:32PM -0600, Mark Snyder alleged:
>>> I am doing a md5sum to verify nightly transfer of files between 
>>> servers and want to email the results to support.
>>> Everything works fine except reading the contents of the check file 
>>> into mail.
>>> Any suggestions or help would be much appreciated.
>>> #!/bin/bash
>>> cd /bak
>>> md5sum -b `date '+%m-%d-%y'`.tgz > `date '+%m-%d-%y'`.ver
>>> diff -s `date '+%m-%d-%y'`.md5 `date '+%m-%d-%y'`.ver > `date 
>>> '+%m-%d-%y'`.chk
>>> #outfile=`date '+%m-%d-%y'`.chk          #setup name of file to read 
>>> into mail
>>> mail -s 'file verify' me at mymailaddr.com <<MAIL_IN
>>> ~r `date '+%m-%d-%y'`.chk
>>> .
>>> exit
>>> entering the same mail commands from a command prompt works.
>> First, stop running `date` over and over.  Run it once at the top and 
>> set a variable.
>> Second, what is actually going wrong?  Is there an error message?
>> Is this a cronjob?  If so, then don't bother using 'mail'; just echo 
>> to stdout
>> and let cron handle the mailing.
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> Yes you are right about setting a variable, but this was supposed to be 
> a quick and dirty.
> I will want it to be a cronjob when its working, how can I get it to 
> mail the output of the diff? and not just the stdout of the cronjob?  
> The whole point of this is the get the output of the diff to someone.
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Works fine. Please ignore my stupidity. Must still be hung over from the weekend.  Still I 
would like to know if anyone has a way to make the mail tilde/escape options work from 
within a script.

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